Reflecting on 2020: Life, Blogging and Anime

Flying cars? No. Pandemic and stuck at home? Yes.

That’s it. I imagined that all of us got a flying car on 2020. Turn out, we are stuck at home due to the pandemic and have no choice but to wear a mask to go outside.

But whatever it is, happy new year. May 2021 will bring joyful days and moments to all people around the world including me. I’m wishing and keep asking for the virus stop spreading so 2021 can be better than previous year. Ameen.

In this post, I will be talking about reflection of 2020 between blogging, life, anime and any other things that related.

Blogging

I didn’t set pageview goal on the blog on 2020 but I’m feeling grateful for 21,665 views I got although I don’t write much. Thank you for your kindness and love for keep reading my humble blog

In 2020, I only be able to write a few of beauty products reviews. But it’s better than nothing, at least I got something to write on the blog.

Top 10 Beauty Product Reviews were:

Books I purchased, read and re-read in 2020 :

  • The Weight of Our Sky
  • Uncle Bos Mama
  • The Traveling Cat Chronicles
  • Budak Meja Belakang
  • Eleanor and Park
  • Fangirl
  • 5 Tahun 5 Bulan
  • The Garden of Evening Mists
  • Kelabu
  • Gantung 2
  • Before The Coffee Gets Cold
  • Tales from The Cafe

Anime I watched in 2020 :

  • Id: Invaded
  • Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!
  • Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun
  • Kakushigoto: My Dad’s Secret Ambition
  • Arte
  • Sing “Yesterday” for Me
  • Ascendance of a Bookworm (Season 1 and 2)
  • Fruits Basket (Season 1 and 2)
  • Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater
  • The Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited
  • Kaguya-sama: Love Is War (Season 1 and 2)
  • My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU Climax
  • Rent-A-Girlfriend
  • Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear
  • Talentless Nana
  • My Hero Academia (Season 1, 2, 3 and 4)
  • Bungou Stray Dog

I think I should start with writing anime review since most of the time I love to use my free time to watch anime, so why not? What do you guys think about it? It is a good start on 2021 to write another type of review, not only beauty review? Will do it. Pray for me. ❤

October 2020 Week 4

Hello everyone, and welcome back to this unpredictable when to update blog. Hiks. With the coronavirus cases here and there, really turn me off. I tried my best to not go out if there are no important things to do. But I am grateful that there no reported case(s) of Covid-19 around my place.

I kept scrolling down Twitter to see any interesting threads I can read to killing time and a Twitter user just make a thread about blouse on Shopee. Then I scrolled and add to cart any blouse and shirts I’m interested but I become myself, I don’t know when to check them out 😂

Not forget to mention about Jujutsu Kaisen. I’m not read the manga but I guess the anime really caught my eye. A lot of people (from Facebook anime group, Quora, Reddit etc) talked about how much good the manga is. While what makes me interested in the anime is Gojō Satoru. Sorry, Yuji, you’re great main character but your teacher win my heart XD.

When I scrolled down YouTube and searching any anime trailer, this anime trailer alone attractive enough for me. Googling about the anime brings me to the Satoru Gojo. My first thought is ‘why this Gojo guy is wearing blindfold?’. Watching him makes me realize that how I felt about Kakashi, Sesshomaru and another cool white hair characters.

Jujutsu Kaisen

I also bought two books which is Tales from The Cafe by Toshikazu Kawaguchi and Budak Meja Belakang by Shah Ibrahim from Book Heaven on Carousell. Tales from The Cafe is sequel to the Before The Coffee Gets Cold. Because of Before The Coffee Gets Cold really hit, I really wanted to read the sequel so bad. And I got it. Thinking about buy only a book will make me feel meh.. I added one more book, from the same seller but cheaper than the other one. And I decided to bought Budak Meja Belakang.

Why I decided to bought Budak Meja Belakang? First and foremost, I am myself a budak meja belakang during my school life. I only being a good student once when I was form four by sat at the front row. Ugh. So good student I told you T_T. Second, I never read any of Shah Ibrahim’s books before, so I guess it’s time to him and myself a chance to discover another Malay writer. The last one, obviously I never read any of non-fiction book. As I thought that non-fiction books will make me feel bored, so I never buy or read any. I wish this book will cherish every moment when I read it soon.


About any movies or films or any TV shows, I’m only re-watch Mukhsin and Santau Maut. Because I miss to watch Sharifah Aryana and Syafie Naswip on screen together. Both of them are good together in movies, their chemistry on screen, the feelings when I’m watching them together is the same feeling I felt when I watched Sharifah Amani and Bront Paralae. Not lying about it.

Ada Yang Ngikut. When Astro Citra screened this movie for the first time, I have no courage to watch it although that time I’m with my family. It’s not because of ghost but more to the bullies problem in the movie itself. For the God sake, I’m more scared of the bullies cases than ghost. Later, I’m trying to brave and watch it again. By myself. During nighttime, of course, after I’m done with my dinner and skincare routine.

Ada Yang Ngikut is a movie work by Wan Alauddin Bin Wan Zainuddin starring a very I-never-see-him-on-the-screen-before Chubb-E as Imran. Imran is a boy who’s found drowned in a water tank. His death was discovered by a student of the uni when he’s brushing his teeth but the water has a weird smell and taste and almost made him vomit. Then the movie play the flashback of Imran’s life before he died by two boys who bullied him. Through the information about Imran told by the boys who bullied him, we know that something wrong with Imran because he always alone and kept being bullied by the two boys. There only Imran’s roommate who trying his best to protect him, Jamal.


Then, I watched some recipes videos. But pumpkin pudding recipe by Kimono Mom’s Kitchen looking delicious. You know when you are looking at something and how delicious it is by just looking at it, you should make it and eat. But I never eat pumpkin before, so I really curious about the taste. Do you guys ever eat pumpkin before. How delicious it is?

26 Lessons By 26

Happy Birthday – 26 Lessons By 26

Salam and greetings to all.

I’m not a birthday girl type. In fact, I always forgot to wish my friends and family birthdays no matter how muchness Facebook notifications hit my phone up. Sometimes, without I realise, I automatically said ‘Oh Happy Birthday’ from my own mouth without post it on the wall of the birthday’s babe. It just so random.

The last time I celebrated my birthday is when I was 9. So childlike, naive, and silly girl who compelled her parents over and over to let me celebrate my birthday, invited some neighborhood kids around my house. I know my parents were annoying with my stubbornness. I still do remember my cake (strawberry cake hurmm), what I got for my birthday and so on. It really memorable and funny at the same time. Why funny? Because one of my friend and her brother gave me a 555 notebook and wrapped it with Fumakilla mosquito coil box TT_TT I can’t help but kept laughing with my sister. Whatever it is, I still love it. Using that 555 notebook, I can jot down anything that cross in my head.

26 Lessons by 26

And now, in a wink, I am a sweet twenty-six, though I’m not buying a sweet part :p. So this year’s list of lessons include anything that super real important because they’ve been essential to my personal growth. Without waste any time, here we go, the 26 lessons by 26 :

#1 Being introvert is never being a crime

#2 Read plenty of books

#3 Being selfish is no good

#4 Pamper yourself with things your love, sometimes

#5 Spread kindness to everyone, even to the strangers

#6 Less is more

#7 Not everybody around you is your friends

#8 Read what you love, not read what others

#9 You don’t have to live the same way others do

#10 Life is tough but keep breathing

#11 People can change, whether you realize it or not

#12 Don’t lost hope

#13 Keep learning new things

#14 True friends is limited editions. If you find them, keep them.

#15 Respect people without considering the age

#16 Death is unavoidable

#17 Don’t feel shy about asking Allah

#18 It’s okay to fail. You can try again

#19 Single doesn’t mean you’re lonely

#20 Love Allah, the Prophet (ﷺ) and then you

#21 Feed your soul by reading Al-Quran

#22 People who knows art are great

#23 Life is colourful

#24 Allah is the best planner

#25 Be thankful for what you have

#26 It’s okay to change your mind and decided that you don’t want something you once wanted

Oh happy birthday to me ❤